True friends see us at our best and our worst, but they love us through it all (at least most of the time). Working out together undoubtedly brings friends closer. C’mon, a hot yoga class is one intense bonding session. If we’ve learned anything, it’s this: Once you’ve found your tried-and-true fitness pal, hold onto them. Who else would you rather have cheer you on at your first half marathon? Or as you up your resistance at cycling class? Fitness besties are what make working out all the better.
And that’s why we need to celebrate them every chance we get, especially on their big day.
Looking for the perfect gift to show your bestie how much you appreciate their support, both in and out of class? Then look no further. Here, we’ve gathered eight of the sweetest, fitness-inspired gifts that you can give the birthday girl this year.
‘I Did My Best’ Exercise Mat
Through all of the highs and lows you experience as a fitness duo, there will be moments where you’ll need to nudge your bestie and remind her she’s doing a killer job, regardless of how fast she’s moving or high she’s jumping. This adorable mat says just that.
Buy it now: band.o “I Did My Best” Exercise Mat, $32
Erickson Ponytail Holders
Is your birthday gal all about practicality? Then hair ties are the perfect choice. While it may not be the flashiest of gifts, this set of colorful ponytail holders will be a go-to for all of your friend’s fitness needs. Plus, they’ll look cute around her wrist as functional arm candy (keyword: functional).
Buy it now: L. Erickson Ponytail Holders, $10
Ringly Smart Bracelet
A little sparkle goes a long way, especially when it comes from your nearest and dearest. This bedazzled bracelet is smarter than it looks and comes complete with a fitness tracker and smart alerts. If your fitness pal doesn’t want to sacrifice beauty for function, then this gift will do the trick. An added bonus: you can make these gorgeous wonders your new friendship bracelets.
Buy it now: Ringly Smart Bracelet, $165
VERAMEAT Peach Keychain
Squat sisters, this one’s for you! Give your bestie inspiration to achieve her booty dreams with this adorable peach emoji keychain. New year, new booty? Anything’s possible!
Buy it now: VERAMEAT Peach Keychain, $16
Has your bestie been dying to try out the new Pilates studio down the block? Or the raved-about rowing class across the city? Keep your friendship—and fitness routine alive—by gifting your friend one month of our Base (five classes per month) or Core plan (10 classes per month). Then get a membership for yourself because everything’s better with a friend by your side.
Buy it now: ClassPass Membership, price varies
Everything I Own Gym Bag
Think of this as the modern-day Mary Poppins bag. If your bestie is toting around everything but the kitchen sink, then this sassy, spacious gym bag will make the perfect birthday gift. Better yet, this bag will take her beyond the gym and can even be used when she stays the night at your place.
Buy it now: Lorna Jane Everything I Own Gym Bag, $70
Birchbox Refresh and Reset Box
Beauty junkies are constantly buzzing about Birchbox, and maybe your bestie is one of them. Combine your go-to gal’s love of beauty and her passion for wellness with this gift box full of fun fitness finds. Gym room must-haves including dry shampoo, cleansing cloths and waterproof mascara will take your bestie from a sweaty workout to a night on the town.
Buy it now: Birchbox Refresh and Reset Box, $45
Happy Plugs Wireless Headphones
Your number-one lady deserves to be treated like a queen on her big day. What does every fitness queen need? A reliable pair of headphones. Wireless headphones, like these stunning ones from Happy Plugs, are the best of the best.
Buy it now: Happy Plugs Ear Piece Wireless White, $90